March 27, 2007

Softball drops New England opener, 2-0, at Wellesley

WELLESLEY, Mass. (taken from a Wellesley College press release) -- Jenna Harvey (London, Ontario) threw a two-hit shutout to lead the Wellesley College softball team to a 2-0 victory over Brandeis University this afternoon at Wellesley College. The Judges fall to 2-7 with the loss in their first contest up North. The Blue now stand at 7-4 on the season.

Wellesley took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, when Kara Wong (Milford, Mass.) doubled to center, driving in Amanda Tai (Melrose, Mass.), who had singled and stolen second. The Blue struck again in the fifth, as Ilana Orloff (Weston, Mass.) reached on a fielder's choice, stole second, and then advanced to third on a passed ball. Ashley Bulseco (Princeton, Mass) singled up the middle, driving in Orloff and giving the Blue a 2-0 lead. With Harvey on the mound, that proved to be plenty, as she struck out three in the final two innings to seal the win.

Chelsea Korp (Worcester, Mass.) and Natalie Volpe (Southington, Conn.) singled for the Judges. Kaitlin Streilein (Point Pleasant, N.J.) gave up eight hits and two runs in the loss. Wong led Wellesley with three hits, including an RBI double. On the mound, Harvey allowed two hits, no runs, and struck out 14 to snag her fourth win of the season.